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Popular Japanese Bakery ‘Uncle Tetsu’ Brings Soufflé-Style Cheesecakes To NYC

The long awaited opening of Uncle Tetsu is over!

By Bianca Bahamondes

Popular Japanese Bakery ‘Uncle Tetsu’ Brings Soufflé-Style Cheesecakes To NYC
Uncle Tetsu announced early this year that they’d be opening at 135 West 41st Street, and the time has finally come. The Japanese bakery’s fluffy and airy cheesecakes can now be purchased in NYC for the first time, and we’re pumped about it!

Fluffy cheesecakes and soufflé pancakes have become increasingly more popular across the city and it’s easy to see why. Uncle Tetsu even describes the cheesecake as “the richness of American cheesecakes combined with the lightless of French soufflés.” With a light texture that’s so different from traditional New York cheesecakes, which tend to be a bit dense and rich, it’s certainly a fun and tasty alternative.

Uncle Tetsu

Prior to opening their first outpost here in NYC Uncle Tetsu was primarily found in Japan and other countries throughout Asia before opening bakeries in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and then finally the U.S. by way of Hawaii and Los Angeles. Now, their first east coast shop will be doling out their Original Signature Japanese Cheesecake in addition to other tasty treats like their popular Cheesecake Rusks and Honey Madeleines.

Uncle Tetsu

The famous cheesecakes can be purchased for $13.50, and Uncle Tetsu already has plans to open more locations around NYC. In a statement made by Peter Braus of Lee & Associates NYC, Uncle Tetsu is “known for hours-long lines at its bakeries around the world.” So expect to wait a bit when you visit. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Lines at other Uncle Tetsu locations / Uncle Tetsu

featured image source: Instagram / @uncletetsu_us


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